Four people were shot dead and dozens wounded in protests in Afghanistan which flared for a second day on Wednesday in several cities over the burning of copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, at NATO's main base in the country, officials said.And of course, our military immediately went out and groveled to the locals with a heartfelt, humble apology.
The American Embassy said its staff were in "lockdown" and travel had been suspended as thousands of people expressed fury over the burning, a public relations disaster for U.S.-led NATO forces fighting Taliban militants ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat troops by the end of 2014.
The U.S. government and the American commander of NATO-led forces in Afghanistan apologized after Afghan laborers found charred copies of the Koran while collecting rubbish at the sprawling Bagram Airbase about an hour's drive north of Kabul.
The apologies failed to contain the anger. Thousands of Afghans took to the streets again, chanting anti-American slogans.
What nonsense. Our people should stand up and say "what's the matter with you idiots - GROW UP!".
I think it's time to pull our people out of there and just let them kill each other if that's what they insist on doing.